Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Health Benefits of Eating Raw Hemp Seeds

Diet is a key root of the health of a human body. The health of a person depends on the diet, which he/she follows. A person must take a balanced diet to stay healthy and for proper body growth. Generally, balanced diet means a diet which has carbohydrates, proteins, fats and oils in right proportion and includes cereals, vegetables, fruits, milk and its products, etc. Except all these things, seeds are also an important part of the balanced diet, which enriches the diet and can make a person’s health much better. Seeds can be consumed in different forms like raw, cooked, roasted, etc. There are many types of seeds like Hemp seeds, Sunflower seeds, Sesame seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Chia seeds, etc. Most of the seeds taste good and they are rich sources of proteins, fats, fibers, minerals and vitamins. But, Hemp seed is the only seed which contains all the essential amino acids and fatty acids, including proteins and vitamins also.

Health Benefits of eating Raw hemp seeds

Hemp seeds are the seeds of Hemp plant which yields fiber, oil and seed. It comes from a variety of Cannabis. The hemp seed does not contain THC like marijuana. The Hemp tree is famous for its durable fiber. The leading producer of hemp is China and then Europe, Chile and North Korea. From hemp, various things can be yield like hemp seed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, paper and fuel. Hemp is regarded as one of the most nutritious plants in the world.

Hemp seeds look like sunflower seeds, and are small and some-what round in shape. Hemp seeds have a flavor as nuts but softer than nuts, and taste sweet as pine-nuts. The list of nutrition in hemp seeds is very long and impressive, that’s why it is known as ‘super-food’ or ‘super-fruit’. It has all the essential amino acids, which make it an ideal source to be consumed by the vegetarians or raw foodies. The amount of fatty acid is in abundant ratio in hemp seeds, which are good for health. Along with fiber, it also contains a considerable amount of minerals like magnesium, iron, and potassium. It contains 80% polyunsaturated fatty acids and an exceptional amount of two important fatty acids: omega-3 and omega-6 fats. There are over 30% oil and about 25% proteins, with vitamins and anti-oxidants. As well, it has potential anti-inflammatory properties, so it is good for people suffering from eczema, asthma, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and seasonal allergies.

Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds:

Improves Metabolism

Metabolism is a chemical reaction in which food is break down and transformed to energy needed by the human body. If the Metabolism level is low, then person may suffer from low blood pressure, constipation, cold; dry skin, pale skin, brittle nails, etc. So, to increase the metabolism, consumption of hemp seed is a good option. It contains Omega fatty acids, Edestin protein, vitamin, mineral and amino acid which enhance metabolic level, fulfill body’s nutrients requirement and increase body energy. Edestin protein can be easily digestible and is closest to the human globulin. Hem seed is the only source of Edestin protein in the world.

Weight Loss and Weight Control

Recent studies stated that the obesity is linked with low levels of GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid) and Omega 6 essential fatty acids. GLA increases the metabolism power and encourage using stored fat in the body, so body weight loss or maintain. It triggers the Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT), which burns calories for heat, so it also helps to reduce or maintain weight. Hemp seeds contain the GLA and essential fatty acids in abundance.

Good for Heart and Blood Pressure

If you have heart related problems or blood pressure problems, then hemp seeds can reduce the risk of it. High blood pressure indicates that the heart is over working. Medical research has indicated that hemp seeds reduces inflammation and improves blood circulation of the body. It work as an anti-atherosclerotic that means it helps to solve the blood flow problems and reinstate the pulse rate, blood flow, arteries and veins functions. Fiber in the hemp seeds helps to reduce blood glucose and cholesterol levels. Hemp seeds are a great energizer, so it helps to cure low blood pressure also. Thus, hemp seeds are better cure for reducing the risk of cardiovascular problems.

Improves Digestion

Hemp seeds can be easily digestible by people of every age-group as it contains Edestin protein. It is helpful to cure obstinate vomiting, dysentery and constipation problems. Hemp seeds act as a demulcent laxative, which soothes, nourishes and guards the intestinal membranes. It also enhances the functioning of stomach and large intestine. Thus, hemp seeds help to boost up the digestive system of human body.

Beneficial during pregnancy

When delivery of child is problematic or being delayed, hemp seeds speed up the delivery. Hemp seeds eliminate the blood deficiency and helps in postpartum recovery. It also helps to improve retained placenta in mothers and increase the milk flow for breast-feeding the baby.

Arthritis and other inflammatory disorders

As stated above, Hemp seeds contain GLA and omega-3 fatty acids, which also act as an anti-inflammatory factor against problems like arthritis, morning stiffness, ulcerative colitis, bladder infection, Crohn’s disease and tennis elbow.

Other Benefits:
  • The omega fatty acids of the hemp seeds are good for healthy nails, glossy hair and glowing skin.
  • It is good for growing child as it improves brain and heart functions.
  • Hemp seeds help to improve and even prevent diseases like Diabetes, Cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s problems.
  • It maintains the hormonal balance.
  • It supports in healing the eczema, acne, allergies and asthma.
  • It strengthens the immune system, digestive system and cardiovascular system.
  • Hemp seeds work as anti-aging agents as it contains anti-oxidants like Vitamin E.
  • It reduces Premenstrual syndrome symptoms.
Hemp seeds can be easily added to cereal or oatmeal and can enhance the taste of salads by sprinkling over it or mixed with baked foods. It can be used as a topping on desserts, smoothies and puddings. Hemp seeds can be consumed at home in different forms like hemp milk or ground hemp flour. Hemp oil, hemp ice-cream and hem protein powder are easily available, which are good options to eat.


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